Cotswold Gardens, Hanut Road

Home of Ebenezer Mather

By Janet Penn

After much investigation we believe we have found the home of Ebenezer Mather.

Mather lived in Cotswold Garden in the 1920's, Cotswold Garden was the plot where Cotwold Stores was built at the High Street end of Hanut Road now called Hope Road.

This postcard is looking south and shows the High Street end of Hope Road which would make the bungalow on the right Cotswold Garden.

The road to the far left would be St Anne's Road with St Anne's Church in the distance and the seawall (then just a grass bank) can just about be seen.

The maps I have added below show the main road which I think at that time was called London Road but is now the High Street going from left to right of the page. To the south of London Road and on the far left of the maps is Cotswold Gardens with the number 129 next to it and St Anne's Church is just off the page at the bottem of Northbotten Road (now St Anne's Road).

Thanks to Dave Bullock and Graham Stevens for helping to locate the property.

More can be seen about Ebenezer Mather 'The Fisherman's Friend' here.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Cotswold Gardens, Hanut Road' page
Photo:Map c1919 Cotswold Gardens can be seen on the left with the number 129 next to it. St Annes Church is just off the map at the bottom of Norbotten Avenue (now St Anne's Road)

Map c1919 Cotswold Gardens can be seen on the left with the number 129 next to it. St Annes Church is just off the map at the bottom of Norbotten Avenue (now St Anne's Road)

Photo:Map c1930's Cotswold Gardens can be seen on the left with the number 129 next to it. St Annes Church is just off the map at the bottom of Norbotten Avenue (now St Anne's Road)

Map c1930's Cotswold Gardens can be seen on the left with the number 129 next to it. St Annes Church is just off the map at the bottom of Norbotten Avenue (now St Anne's Road)

This page was added by Janet Penn on 20/09/2009.

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